Have you ever dreamed of a happy and bright pink home? Or not? I tell you why you should consider painting your room pink and I help you find your perfect pink shade. How much do you know about the colour pink and its physiological effect? The answers and ideas are below, so keep reading 😉 I help you find your perfect shade of pink wall colour.
I don’t know why, but most of the times pink is associated with women. Okay, maybe I get it! Because pink represents sweetness, happiness and harmony as well. Just like us, women 🙂
The colour pink can be found also in nature: sunset, flamingo, salmon, rose and other flowers. And few artificial products are also dressed in pink: bubble gum, punch, rosé wine. How wonderful!
Want more inspiration about pink and flamingo home decor ideas? Visit my post about Decorate your home with flamingos.
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About the colour pink
Pink was 1st used as a colour name in the 17th century. It was named after a flower called pink.
Pink is part of the red colour family, compared to red it’s more tranquil. Red is associated with passion and action, but pink is the colour of harmony, compassion, sweetness, joy and femininity.
Let’s make this clear, when I say pink I mean the thousands shades of pink because pink is not only one colour, it’s a collective name. The shades are usually called with fantasy names such as rose, light pink, dirty pink, blossom, blush, peach, magenta and fuchsia etc.
Just take a look at this Pantone’s millennial pink palette, it features some pale pink hues, this is only a snippet. Read more about millennial pink and home decor: Millennial pink ideas for your perfect home.
Or the pink shades of Sanderson:
The psychology of pink colour
Colours affect our mood. You need to like the colour, which will surround you in your home.
Pink represents love just like red. Pink is a mix of red and white, so both add some characters. It gets the passion of red and tranquillity of white.
Deeper pinks are more passionate and increase energy. Darker pinks can have a dramatic effect, they fill the room with creativity, energy and confidence.
Pale pink gives a positive impression and relaxes you. It shows tenderness and kindness like this room by fenton & fenton.
Colour pink has a calming effect.
Studies confirm that high amounts of pink colour can calm the nerves and even create physical weakness in people. Pink has successfully treated violent and aggressive prisoners by placing them in rooms with pink walls. Overexposure to the colour may have the opposite effect though.
So don’t overdose the pink. It’s okay if you don’t paint all of your walls pink.
For some change, start with one wall or with one door.
You’ll see soon, that I have bright pink walls in my bedroom. I can testify it has a calming effect and a pinky happy mood is always guaranteed.
So let’s see my pink walls 😉
Pink wall colour in home decoration
I started with the bedroom because my bedroom is also dressed in pale pink 🙂 I can’t tell you the exact colour because when I saw the 1st layer on the wall, it looked like a big bubble gum, so we added some white paint to the pale pink.
The walls with the white and blue furniture aren’t that girly or feminine, so my boyfriend didn’t say that he won’t sleep there. The accessories are also the shades of pink with white, blue and turquoise. My unicorn fits into my bedroom with the pink fluffy fur 🙂
Haymes paint’s colour, Aleaha Rose is perfect with the shades of blue and white as well.
Chatterbox colour by Crown looks gorgeous in this baby bedroom.
This Sanderson neutral pink shade with grey shade is super elegant.
Living room with pink wall
Pale pink is good with white, golden, darker surfaces, plants, pineapple photograph and furry stool (check out how to make this DIY furry stool on the page of a beautiful mess)!
Pale pink living room by fenton & fenton looks lovely with the brown shade, terrazzo coffee table and the painting.
Vintro luxury paint shows, that their Madame de Pompadour shade works well with wooden surfaces and turquoise.
I’ve mentioned Haymes paint’s colour, Aleaha Rose at the bedroom section. We have to admit, it’s also perfect for a living room.
This vivid pink wall might be a bit harsh but gives a real character to the room, just decorate it with bright furniture.
The next example from Pinterest might be a bit extravagant, but it shows that turquoise and pink are very good friends 😉
Kitchen and dining room in pink shades
I could get used to this elegant pink kitchen. The pink is super nice with the white cabinet and the golden pendant lamp, look at the details.
As you can see, pink is also works with dark furniture in this simple and modern kitchen.
Another elegant kitchen with cement tiles on the wall, found on the site of ELLE.
This pastel kitchen wall is so lovely. Pastel overload!
The designers Lim + Lu mixes the pale pink wall with patterned ceramic tiles in their showroom. Take a look at this beautiful pink coffee corner!
The darker, brownish pink shade makes this dining room very inviting, what I’ve found on Coco Lapine Design. Perfect match of pink, brown and wood.
Bathroom with pink colour
I could live in this bathroom, what I’ve found on behance.
My other dream bathroom is this Spanish bathroom in Barcelona.
If you’re experimenting, just start with a door. Take an example from the site of apartmenttherapy with this pink door.
Pink and peach colours are also a nice combination, the proof is this urbanoutfitters peachy bathroom scene.
The next one is a super cute totally coral-pink bathroom, found on remodelista.
Which colours should I mix with pink?
As I mentioned before, pink has many shades, so it offers a wide variation.
This combo is called Heavenly hues, great name. As you can see, this pastel pink works very well with other pastels.
Color Flora is a more vivid mix of pink, blue and green.
Green is also friend with pink. Cacti Color is a blend of pinks, beige and greens.
Some paint companies also provide ideas for their paints. This example is from Haymes colour library, which shows the combination of pink, blue and grey. Do you like blue colour too? Need 35 ideas for blue wall colour in home decoration?
I like pink and its hues, not because I’m a woman. Because it creates a calm and joyful atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to paint your wall(s) pink.
Need more ideas about pink furniture as well. Read my other post about Millennial pink ideas for your perfect home.
What about you? Are you a pink fan too?